Leo Friedlander papers, 1900-1990

Friedlander, Leo, b. 1890 d. 1966
Sculptor
Active in Washington, D.C.; New York, N.Y.

Collection size: ca. 13.0 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 2 reels)
9 rolled docs.

Collection Summary: Correspondence, photographs, writings, and printed material.

REEL 145: Ca. 40 letters to Friedlander, mostly about his work, and his interests as president of the National Sculpture Society, including letters from Francis Keally, Pietro Montana, Heinz Warneke, Anthony de Francisci, Arthur Upham Pope, and Upton Clary Ewing. Also included are photographs of Friedlander's sculptures; biographical notes; writings; a speech; and miscellaneous printed material.

REEL 3890: Biographical material; writings by Friedlander; reproductions of drawings by Friedlander; miscellaneous printed material; photographs of Friedlander, and of his works of art.

UNMICROFILMED: A resume; correspondence; scrapbooks, films, drafts and final copies of his articles and speeches; published articles by Friedlander; reproductions of his work; photographs and negatives of art work, glass plate negatives, copper plates, and drawings, greeting cards, blueprints, and miscellaneous personal papers (ca. 1930-1950).

Biographical/Historical Note: Sculptor; New York, N.Y.

Material on reel 145 donated 1971 by Friedlander's widow. Material on reel 3890 donated 1984 by Syracuse University. The bulk of the papers were donated in 1996 material by Gordon Friedlander, Friedlander's son, and a small portion were transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts, 1979.

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